Tuberculer Empyema

A k/c/o Pulm TB on ATT since 2 months developed Left sided chest pain and worsening of Symptoms Investigations HRCT Thorax Diagnosis Tuberculous empyema is a chronic, active infection of the pleural space characterised by a thick rind of pleura with dense and irregular calcification of both the parietal and visceral pleura usually surrounding a loculated pleural fluid which contains a large number of tubercle bacilli. .

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TUBERCULOS.. EMPHYSEMA .. HRCT.. THICK RIND.. INDICATES..COMPLEX ..PLURAL .. DISEASE .. PLURAL .. FLUID.. ANALYSIS.. SHOWS .. TUBERCULOUS..BACILLI.. NEED'S.. ANTI TUBERCULOS MANAGEMENT.. WITH EXPERTS OPINION..

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Tuberculous empyema Drainage 6 days then intermittent aspirations 12 to 18 months att Culture and sensitivity Gene expert

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Left TB empyema ? MDRTB ,? HIV+ ,? Diabetic Drainage and pleural stripping / decortication with ATT

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Well defined tubercular empyema lt side Yes agree with your observations

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